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  • Generous lead gift establishes dermatology professorship

    A lead gift from Dr. Lowell A. Goldsmith ’02M (MPH) and his wife, Carol, establishes the endowed Carol A. and Lowell A. Goldsmith Professorship in Dermatology at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). The gift will provide permanent support to faculty in the department....

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  • Dr. Lowell Goldsmith: A Life of Service

    Lowell A. Goldsmith ’02M (MPH) grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., one of three children. His father was a dentist whose office was in the front room of the family home. From an early age, Dr. Goldsmith was exposed to patient care. He saw his father treating people, developing x-rays, and doing all it takes to be a skilled, compassionate physician. Dr. Goldsmith was captivated by the science of medical care....

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  • Always a Yellowjacket

    Dave Capucilli ’99 loved baseball. He played as a young boy, throughout high school, and then as second baseman for the Yellowjackets. He was the heartbeat of the University’s baseball team from 1995 to 1999, say his teammates who played alongside him for four years....

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  • The Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center Launches Annual LGBTQ Lecture Series

    The Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center announces a new endowed lecture series that will foster dialogue, encourage inclusivity, and advance the leadership skills of those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community at the University of Rochester. The series will bring to campus leaders who are spearheading influential LGBTQ programs across the country....

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  • Celebrating 40 Years at Rochester

    Jane Possee, a longtime athletics administrator and former coach, knows what it takes to be an effective leader. In 1975, she came to Rochester from Syracuse University to coach field hockey and women’s basketball. In the same year, she initiated the University of Rochester’s women’s lacrosse team and continued to coach for the next 17 years. She’s a change agent who’s been involved in significant points in Athletics’ history....

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  • Mellon Foundation Provides $984,000 Grant for Digital Humanities Fellowship

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently renewed a five-year, $984,000 grant to support the University of Rochester’s Mellon Graduate Digital Humanities Fellowship. This innovative graduate program trains humanities students to integrate digital technologies into their research. The fellowship was launched in 2013 through an initial $1 million grant from Mellon....

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  • The Greenbaum Center for Jewish Life

    Imagine a place at the University of Rochester where our large community of Jewish students, faculty, staff, and community members can gather, celebrate, and strengthen their Jewish heritage and traditions together....

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  • Studio X

    Equipped with extended reality (XR) and other technologies, tools, and staff, Studio X is slated to open in the fall of 2020 on the River Campus. Inside Studio X, students and faculty will fully engage in multi-sensory experiences, such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). It will be where creativity and deep interdisciplinary learning will flourish, aided by the rich interactive experiences these new technologies will facilitate....

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  • The Sloan Performing Arts Center

    The performing arts are alive on the River Campus at the University of Rochester. Music, dance, and theater are catalysts for creative expression, leadership, and teamwork. In 2021, the University will open the doors to a much-needed space for our students and campus community: the Sloan Performing Arts Center....

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  • Horizons at the Warner School of Education

    At the Warner School, we believe all children are filled with promise and potential and every young student can shine when given the opportunity. Our Horizons program helps make this happen....

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  • The Four Centers at the Warner School of Education

    Being a teacher, administrator, school counselor, or researcher requires flexibility and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing world and an evolving educational system. It also requires the skills and attributes that can inspire others and improve lives—from children and teens to adult learners returning to the classroom....

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  • Celebrating Differences with Academic Coach, Shareef Alwarasneh ’19

    Shareef Alwarasneh ’19 is as academic coach with the Transition Opportunities at the University of Rochester (TOUR), which makes inclusive college experiences possible for 18-21 year olds with intellectual disabilities. It’s a partnership between Warner’s Center on Disability and Education (CDE), the College’s Rochester Center for Community Leadership, and Monroe #1 BOCES. TOUR is one example of CDE’s programming. “Coaching helps me see that all of us struggle with something,” he says. “It teaches compassion and shows what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes.” ...

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  • East High School: Embracing a Restorative Approach

    Since the Warner School of Education formed an Educational Partnership Organization (EPO) and first partnered with East High in 2014, the improvements to the school’s culture have been palpable. The Center for Urban Education Success supports that partnership, one that serves—through research—as a model for urban schools nationwide....

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  • Gladys Cruz: Helping Teachers and Students Thrive

    As a little girl, Gladys Cruz loved playing school with her friends. She particularly enjoyed being the teacher. From that young age, she knew that’s what she wanted to be. ...

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  • Nick Lind ’14W (MS): Using Technology to Help Kids Learn

    Nick Lind’14W (MS), a special education teacher at BOCES in Rochester, holds an advanced certificate in digitally-rich teaching from Warner. He incorporates technology into his lesson plans to help his students grasp concepts and get excited about them. “With a technology-based lesson, I can put a student in an augmented or virtual reality setting where they could be on a battlefield or in a historic place. They experience learning in a new and very rich way.” ...

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  • Alan Curle: A Life Marked by Music

    A recent $1 million estate commitment from Alan E. Curle, MD, an anesthesiologist at Highland Hospital, will establish an unrestricted scholarship at the Eastman School of Music. Curle grew up in Tennessee, where music played a key role from an early age. He sang in the church choir and in school ensembles from the time he was in grade school through his undergraduate years at Rhodes College, and he continued while in medical school and residency...

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  • Highland Hospital Physician Endows Scholarship at the Eastman School of Music

    A recent $1 million estate commitment from Alan E. Curle, MD, an anesthesiologist at Highland Hospital, will establish an unrestricted scholarship at the Eastman School of Music. A deep appreciation and passion for music prompted this gift. A commitment to education also served as a catalyst for Curle’s generosity....

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  • University of Rochester to Receive Louise M. Slaughter’s Congressional Collection

    The family of Louise and Bob Slaughter has recently agreed to donate the Honorable Louise M. Slaughter’s official Congressional papers to the University of Rochester. The River Campus Libraries’ Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation will house, archive, and make available the Louise M. Slaughter Congressional Collection in the coming years....

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  • Gift Establishes the Paul J. Burgett Distinguished Professorship at the Eastman School of Music

    A recent gift from two University of Rochester alumni establishes the Paul J. Burgett Distinguished Professorship at the Eastman School of Music. This endowed fund honors the legacy of Paul Burgett ’68E, ’72E (MA), ’76E (PhD), one of the University’s most recognized citizens. It also recognizes his lifelong commitment to music and education and a University career that spanned 54 years, 20 of which were spent at Eastman, as both a student and a leader....

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  • An Insider’s View into Joseph C. Wilson’s Papers

    John Green, a PhD candidate in musicology at the Eastman School of Music, is fascinated by history. As part of his graduate work, Green gained experience exploring extensive library archives during his research of John Cage, a 20th century American composer. He sifted through Cage’s correspondence and musical scores housed in archives at Northwestern University and the New York Public Library....

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  • Joseph C. Wilson’s Papers Now Accessible Online

    Joseph C. Wilson is a Rochester legend—a brilliant industrialist who transformed a small photographic paper company into the Xerox Corporation. He was a highly civic-minded entrepreneur, too, embodying a compassion and a charisma that still ripples through the Rochester community....

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  • Insight into the Humanities: A Conversation with Bernie Ferrari

    Every year, University of Rochester Trustee Bernard (Bernie) T. Ferrari ’70, ‘74M (MD) spends 30 minutes with David. Michelangelo’s David, that is. He halts there and looks up in wonder at this eloquently cut 5.5 meters of block marble at the Accademia Gallery in Florence, Italy....

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  • Gift Supports Faculty in the Humanities

    A recent gift from University of Rochester Trustee Bernard T. Ferrari ’70, ’74M (MD) and his wife, Linda, establishes the President’s Ferrari Humanities Award. This endowed fund provides a $25,000 annual award—in perpetuity—to promote and support humanities research among tenured and tenure-track faculty across Arts, Sciences, and Engineering (AS&E) who are affiliated with the University’s Humanities Center....

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  • Honoring his wife while helping cancer patients

    Tom Foster ’88 (MA), ’90 (PhD), a University of Rochester professor, recently established a fund to honor his late wife, Julietta Wolf-Foster, and to support Wilmot’s cancer patients. It’s a gift that will last forever....

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  • $5 million gift establishes the KRFrench Family Scholars Program

    A $5 million gift from Kenneth French ’78S (MBA), ’81S (MS), ’83S (PhD) and Vickie French establishes the KRFrench Family Scholars Program within Arts, Sciences & Engineering (AS&E) at the University of Rochester. The new scholarship program provides financial aid and a robust network of academic support for students with high academic potential and demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to underrepresented minority students and/or first-generation students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds...

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  • $2.5 million pledge launches campaign for new Center for Jewish Life

    David Greenbaum ’73 and his wife, Laureine, of New York City, have pledged $2.5 million toward the construction of a new 6,500-square-foot building on the University of Rochester’s River Campus to be named the Greenbaum Center for Jewish Life. An additional $3.5 million will be sought from additional donors to make the project a reality...

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  • $2.5 million gift from the William and Sheila Konar Foundation supports urban education success

    The William and Sheila Konar Foundation has made a $2.5 million gift to provide lead support for urban education research and practice at the Center for Urban Education Success (CUES) within the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education...

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  • Generous alumni commit $5 million to support the performing arts

    Two University of Rochester graduates, Edgar Smith ’72 and Lusette (Andy) Smith ’72, have committed $5 million to establish the Ed and Andy Smith Endowed Fund for the Performing Arts. The fund will support performing arts programming within the School of Arts & Sciences and seed funding for the proposed construction of a new theater on the River Campus...

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